I'm very excited to be going to meet my new niece tonight. I'm so incredibly happy for my brother and his girlfriend. Just from Facebook and phone communication I can tell my brother is so in love with his daughter (as is his girlfriend of course). He's such a proud happy daddy.
I want to enjoy my niece and focus on her and her parents and their joy. But I know it will be impossible not to miss my babies as I cradle the sweet weight of my newborn niece in my arms. In my mind and heart 8 months ago, I imagined our new babies growing up very close in age. Of course that isn't to be. The last thing I want to do is make this visit sad- though I already warned my brother, my tears would not mean I'm not happy so hopefully they will understand a few tears if they come.